HEART OF A COWARD launch new video for “Distance” / supporting Sikth in UK
While gearing up for shows with ATTILA and right before embarking on their tour throughout UK supporting SIKTH, HEART OF A COWARD are launching a brand new video for “Distance" via the online outlet of Metal Hammer UK. The song is featuring a guest appearance of SIKTH vocalist Justin Hill.
Jamie Graham (vocals) on the song and video: "We’ve been really excited to reveal this video, especially with the Sikth tour coming up and having Justin as a part of the video too! It’s by far the most melodic on our record so something a little different…"
You can watch the clip here:
HEART OF A COWARD live:
20.10.2014 (B) Antwerpen - Kavka
21.10.2014 (NL) Eindhoven - Dynamo
29.10.2014 (UK) Milton Keynes - Craufurd Arms
30.10.2014 (UK) Portsmouth - Wedgewood Rooms
31.10.2014 (UK) Plymouth - White Rabbit
01.11.2014 (UK) Bristol - Fleece
03.11.2014 (UK) Liverpool - Academy
04.11.2014 (UK) Leeds - Cockpit
05.11.2014 (UK) Glasgow - Garage
07.11.2014 (UK) Newcastle - Academy 2
08.11.2014 (UK) Manchester - Academy 2
09.11.2014 (UK) Birmingham - Academy 2
10.11.2014 (UK) Norwich - Waterfront
11.11.2014 (UK) Brighton - Concorde 2
12.11.2014 (UK) London - Koko
HEART OF A COWARD online:
Century Media Records online:
SEAN DANIELSEN (SMILE EMPTY SOUL), REVOLVER STREAM NEW SONG “RESCUE ME”
'Food Chain' solo EP coming November 4
Sean Danielsen, guitarist/vocalist of veteran hard rock band, Smile Empty Soul, will release a new solo EP ‘Food Chain’ on November 4. Today, Danielsen has teamed up with Revolver to premiere a new track “Rescue Me” at:http://www.revolvermag.com/?p=67198.
"My new EP ‘Food Chain’ was a fun project for me because there were really no rules or boundaries I had to follow," Danielsen told Revolver. ”My work with Smile Empty Soul is very free as well, but it does have to stay within the lines of the traditional 3-piece. With my solo stuff, I can just do whatever the song is calling for and take it to places Smile never goes.
"I chose the song ‘Rescue Me’ as the first single because I feel it’s a very powerful song that a lot of people can relate to in this day and age. We live in an overly medicated society, and we all have people close to us being affected."
'Food Chain' can be pre-ordered now via iTunes at: https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/food-chain-ep/id929829612 and Amazon.com at: http://www.amazon.com/Food-Chain-Explicit-Sean-Danielsen/dp/B00OJAMT0Q.
Unlike Danielsen’s previous solo EP ‘Enjoy the Process,’ which released in 2013 and featured six acoustic tracks, ‘Food Chain’ will consist of five full-band songs recorded at Babyland Studios in Van Nuys, Calif.
"I think this EP has a nice blend of singer-songwriter, alternative, and rock," Danielsen continued. "I’m excited to be release it and hope people will give it a chance and check it out."Danielsen has also confirmed a fall solo acoustic tour in support, beginning Halloween night in Houston, Texas.
2. Rescue Me
3. Beautiful Things
4. Food Chain
5. Broken Bones and Skeletons
Since releasing its debut album on Atlantic Records in 2003, Danielsen and Smile Empty Soul continue to be a relentless force in hard rock. With countless successful tours, a top 10 single and a certified gold record, Smile Empty Soul released its sixth album Chemicals last year.Stay tuned for more information on Sean Danielsen and the upcoming ‘Food Chain’ EP.
Sean Danielsen solo dates…
10/31 - Houston, TX @ BFE Club
11/01 - San Leon, TX @ 18th St. Pier
11/02 - Tyler, TX @ Clicks
11/06 - Tulsa, OK @ Downtown Lounge
11/07 - Sioux, City IA @ The Chesterfield
11/09 - Des Moines, IA @ House Of Bricks
11/10 - Algona, IA @ Afterlife Lounge
11/11 - Waterloo, IA @ Spicoli’s
11/12 - Bloomington, IL @ Castle Theater
11/13 - Lafayette, IN @ Hideaway
11/14 - Battle Creek, MI @ Warehouse
11/15 - Flint, MI @ Machine Shop
11/17 - Akron, OH @ Rippers Rock House
11/18 - Morgantown, WV @ Schmitt’s Saloon
11/19 - Louisville, KY @ Diamonds Pub
11/20 - St. Louis, MO @ Mad Magician
11/21 - Joplin, MO @ Rock 3405
11/22 - Cape Girardeau, MO @ Pitter’s
Sean Danielsen online…
* ALL digital downloads include instant downloads of the album’s three singles (“Il Diluvio”, “Dite” & “Pulsar”)*
NERO DI MARTE completed their first-ever U.S. tour in 2013 in support of Gorguts and Origin and have performed throughout Europe with the likes of Godflesh, Carcass, Immolation, Cynic, Decapitated, Red Fang, Svart Crown and more. Their critically acclaimed self-titled debut consisted of a unique and experimental approach to structure, sound and atmosphere lauded by Revolver Magazine as the “gifted and talented love child of ‘Leviathan’-era Mastodon and latter-day Death”.
London-based progressive metallers Haken are set to begin their UK & Ireland tour with Leprous & Maschine this week, before their new EP ‘Restoration’ is released (on October 27th in Europe,November 10th in the US). To celebrate they have launched a stream of the longest track on the album ‘Crystallised’, as well as a competition to win a signed copy of the vinyl EP, a t-shirt & a poster.
Head to the band’s site to hear the track and enter: http://hakenmusic.com/competition/participate
The band also recently launched a brand new video for the track ‘Darkest Light’ taken from that EP, and you can view that here:
The track list and playing times are as follows:
1. Darkest Light (6:44)
2. Earthlings (7:52)
3. Crystallised (19:23)
The final track is a no holds barred epic including guest ‘cameo’ appearances by Pete Rinaldi (Headspace) and Mike Portnoy (Transatlantic / Flying Colors).
The vinyl with CD is now available to pre-order:
The band is also about to embark on a run of UK & Irish dates with label-mates Leprous & Maschine. This will be the band’s biggest run of dates in their own country yet and they can be found below:
Haken, Leprous & Maschine:
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23rd October, 2014 - London, The Garage
24th October, 2014 - Leamington Spa, Assembly
26th October, 2014 - Bristol, The Fleece
27th October, 2014 - Wolverhampton, Robin 2
29th October, 2014 - Dublin, The Village
30th October, 2014 - Liverpool, O2 Academy 2
31st October, 2014 - Manchester, Club Academy
1st November, 2014 - Edinburgh, The Liquid Room
2nd November, 2014 - York, The Duchess
THANATOS launches new track, “Global Purification”
Or here in Germany: http://www.muzu.tv/thanatos/global-purification-video/2311983/
For another preview of Global Purification, be sure to check out the previously released track, “Feeding The War Machine”: https://soundcloud.com/centurymedia/thanatos-feeding-the-war-machine
Global Purification track-listing:
1. Global Purification
2. The Murder Of Innocence
3. Infestation Of The Soul
4. Queen Of Gore
5. Nothing Left
6. World Jihad
7. The Demonized Minority
8. Feeding The War Machine
9. Blood Will Be Spilled
10. Bastion Of Blasphemy
Stephan Gebédi - vocals, guitars
Paul Baayens - guitars
Marco de Bruin - bass
Yuri Rinkel - drums
Nov. 15, 2014—Scream Bloody Scum Fest—Scum, Katwijk (NL) (unofficial CD-release-party)
Dec. 13, 2014—Eindhoven Metal Meeting—Effenaar, Eindhoven (NL)
Jan. 10, 2015—Turock-Essen (Germany)
AT THE GATES to headline fourth annual Decibel Magazine Tour with CONVERGE, VALLENFYRE
Last year, Decibel brought you CARCASS’ first sustained domestic tour in five years, as the reanimated death metal legends introduced North America to long-awaited comeback album Surgical Steel. In 2015, we’re stoking fans’ salivary glands again, offering the first live taste of death metal icons AT THE GATES’ incredible 19-years-in-the-making At War With Reality. Presented by Century Media, IndieMerchstore.com, Nuclear Blast Mailorder, Handshake Inc., Lace Music, Deathwish Inc and Profound Lore, the 2015 Decibel Magazine Tour will slaughter the souls of North American concertgoers for 15 unforgettable dates, offering a bounty of extreme trailblazers making their best music right now.
"Super-stoked at finally getting to be part of the Decibel tour!"enthuses AT THE GATES frontman Tomas Lindberg. "A great mag, with great people behind it! And finally being able to rip out new stuff in front of a U.S. club audience? Sweet! The bill looks amazing, too! The most relevant hardcore band on the planet and the fiercest old-school death metal band on the same night as us? Excited!"
Four-time Decibel cover stars CONVERGE continue to not just push, but outright obliterate the boundaries of extreme music, most recently with 2012’s All We Love We Leave Behind. "We are excited to be part of this fantastic and diverse tour," says frontman Jacob Bannon, who designed the tour logo and art. "For me, AT THE GATES are one of the most important bands in contemporary heavy music. It will be an honor to tour the country with them."
Boasting present and past members of PARADISE LOST, MY DYING BRIDE and AT THE GATES, old-school death-dealing supergroup VALLENFYRE can’t wait to debut songs from 2014’s critically acclaimed sophomore stunner, Splinters. "This will be VALLENFYRE’s first U.S. tour, and what a tour," beams frontman Gregor Mackintosh. "I think this is the most diverse and exciting bill of any metal tour I have seen this year. Great to be a part of it. We will be injecting some British filth into your unsuspecting American ears. Cheers."
We know you can’t wait to GO to war with this lineup either, so here’s your chance to score a great deal and avoid standing in line. There will be a number of VIP premium packages available in each market, providing you with a limited edition T-shirt, 18 x 24 tour poster, “Skip the Line” pass, exclusive digital tour issue of Decibel Magazine, a coupon for 15% off a purchase on Indie Merch’s webstore, and free digital sampler from Century Media. The price of this package is less than you would spend on a ticket and a tour shirt at the show! More details, including ticket info, are available atwww.decibelmagazinetour.com
2015 Decibel Magazine Tour dates with AT THE GATES, CONVERGE, VALLENFYRE
Mar. 27—Los Angeles, CA—The Wiltern
Mar. 28—San Francisco, CA—The Regency Ballroom
Mar. 29—Portland, OR—Roseland Theater
Mar. 30—Vancouver, BC—Commodore Ballroom
Mar. 31—Seattle, WA—Showbox at the Market
Apr. 2—Salt Lake City, UT—The Complex
Apr. 3—Denver, CO—Summit Music Hall
Apr. 4—Lincoln, NE—Bourbon Street
Apr. 5—Minneapolis, MN—Mill City Nights
Apr. 6—Chicago, IL—House of Blues
Apr. 8—Toronto, ON—The Phoenix
Apr. 9—Montreal, QC—Metropolis
Apr. 10—Boston, MA—Royale
Apr. 11—Philadelphia, PA—Union Transfer
Apr. 12—New York, NY—Webster Hall
AT THE GATES online:
U.K. METAL BEHEMOTH KROKODIL PREMIERE NEW SONG “SUN RIDERS” AT REVOLVERMAG.COM
BAND TO RELEASE DEBUT ALBUM NACHASH ON NOVEMBER 11 VIA SPINEFARM RECORDS
Mondays suck it. So we have come up with a brilliant and genius way to make your Monday even better. With beards + riffs + metal!
KROKODIL – a metal behemoth now signed to Spinefarm Records, featuring current and previous members of Cry for Silence, Hexes, Gallows and SikTh – have shared the new song “Sun Riders,” which premiered today, October 20, at Revolver. Listen to it here.
The track features guest vocals from Simon Neil of U.K. alt rock band Biffy Clyro.
Krokodil will release their debut album Nachash on November 11. If you like your metal be made up of mostly beards and riffs, well, then Krokodil just might warm your blackened, metallic heart.
Nachash is now available for pre-order at iTunes or the Spinefarm Store. Pre-order bundles include a limited run of lithographs featuring the album artwork, created by Krokodil guitarist Dan P.Carter, an exclusive T-shirt design, plus CD/vinyl options, with the first run of vinyl available in a very limited translucent finish — Pantone 666!
Mike LePond: The Amps And Green Screens Interview
As some of you may know, I recently discovered/was late to the party for SYMPHONY X bassist MIKE LEPOND’S SILENT ASSASSINS, and their smashing first album.I became immediately smitten with this debut record and politely asked/harangued/harassed Mike LePond for an interview. After the tenth fruit basket he finally relented (I’m kidding!), so here it is, folks. My interview with Mike. Enjoy: